Fellowships given to prepare manpower for HCM City’s Smart City

Intel Products Vietnam supports manpower training for smart city projectLe Hoang Six outstanding graduates receive scholarships for Master’s programs in the U.S. from Intel Products Vietnam and Arizona State University - PHOTO: HUNG LE HCMC – Intel Products Vietnam and Arizona State University (ASU) last Friday awarded scholarships for outstanding Vietnamese students to attend Master’s programs at ASU in the U.S. as part of a plan to help HCMC have manpower  necessary for its smart city project until 2025. Intel Products Vietnam sponsors six Master’s scholarships in Internet of Things (IoT) for undergraduates from Hanoi, Hue and HCMC. Each full scholarship worth around US$65,000 covers meals, accommodation, and tuition fees. This is part of the company’s commitment to support the municipal government to train high-quality human resources. Therefore, upon graduation, the scholarship recipients will have to return to Vietnam to work with any of the city’s departments and agencies in the smart city development project. They will work in a variety of various fields like traffic congestion and accident reduction, environmental pollution, urban flooding, manpower quality enhancement, administrative reform, e-government services, and urban development. Earlier, 10 officials of the city took part in a one-week seminar on smart city models at ASU. They had the opportunity to meet Intel’s IoT engineers and partners to learn more about these models.... [read more]

NEW YORK: In one recent 24-hour span, two women were pushed out of leadership roles at major US corporations, spotlighting how investor pressure can frustrate efforts to broaden diversity in the boardroom. Former DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman said the work environment becomes less fair for women as they move into the top levels of corporate leadership AFP/Paul Morigi Ellen Kullman, Meg Whitman, Mary Barra, Indra Nooyi, Marissa Mayer, Irene Rosenfeld, Sheri McCoy and Ursula Burns all have led large, publicly-traded companies. And Burns was the first black woman to serve as CEO of a major company. These women led DuPont, HP, General Motors, PepsiCo, Yahoo!, Xerox, Mondelez and Avon Products, but they also all have been in the crosshairs of influential Wall Street investors, activists who succeeded in pushing Kullman, Burns, Rosenfeld and McCoy to the exit. To save their jobs, others gave in to the critics: Whitman agreed to split HP in two, while Barra agreed to dividend payments for GM shareholders. Do male CEOs really outperform their female counterparts or are the women simply easy targets for investors trying to throw their weight around in search of bigger returns? A "SIGNIFICANT GENDER EFFECT" That question has taken on greater importance at a time when Silicon Valley tech companies face accusations of sexism and are under pressure to increase their racial and gender diversity. Of the 500 corporations included…... [read more]

HEEAP awards 109 scholarships to technical female students Hung Le Intel Products Vietnam and the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) late last week awarded 109 scholarships to 109 female students from the university and college partners of HEEAP programs. The total value of all scholarships is VND708.5 million. The 109 scholarship beneficiaries came from 13 technical colleges and vocational schools, including Industrial University of HCMC, HCMC Vocational College of Technology, Cao Thang Technical College, Thu Duc College of Technology, Dong An Poly Technique, HCMC Vocational College, Ly Tu Trong Technical College, HCMC Technical and Economic College, Industry and Trade Vocational College, Vietnam Singapore Vocational College, HCMC University of Technology and Education, Can Tho Vocational College, and HCMC Institute of Applied Science and Technology. The Technical Female Scholarship is an annual scholarship program under the framework of HEEAP. In the past 4 years from 2012 to 2015, the program offered 436 scholarships to female students in HCMC and neighboring provinces. With VND6.5 million each scholarship, the total value so far is over VND2.8 billion. Together with the additional 109 scholarships of this year, the total value of the scholarships over the five years has surpassed VND 3.54 billion. Uyen Ho, public affairs director of Intel Products Vietnam & Malaysia, said: “Promoting educational opportunities for young girls and building women capacity is one of the focus areas of education development and social responsibilities of Intel. This is the fifth consecutive year that Intel offers scholarships to technical female students with the…... [read more]

Forum discusses how to encourage students to start up business Trung Chanh Experts attending a forum held last week in Can Tho City discussed ways to encourage college students to start up businesses. Pham Quoc Dat, director of Hanoi-based startup program Hatch!, commented that the current curricula at Vietnamese colleges are not supportive for students to do business but only provide them basic knowledge on finance and marketing. Colleges should equip students with soft skills so that they can deal with issues that a company may face in reality, he told the forum on developing startup ecosystem in Can Tho University, which was held by the U.S. Consulate General in HCMC, U.S.-based Arizona State University and Can Tho University. Marko Seppa, international business development expert of Finland-Vietnam Innovation Partnership Program and head of the Innovation Partnership Program in Vietnam, said Vietnamese colleges tend to impart knowledge rather than equipping skills for students. He suggested Vietnam make its education program more practical, saying a lecturer is not necessarily someone who works in the education sector but could be a director of a firm. Many countries in the world have lecturers as practitioners who have no basic knowledge on education but can still provide students with real experience. In addition, colleges should have a good connection with enterprises and other organizations so that their students can have practical knowledge and skills.... [read more]

(VOVworld) – The US Embassy in Vietnam and Arizona State University co-sponsored a forum in Hanoi on Tuesday to promote an innovation campaign in Vietnam. US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung at the event (tuoitre.vn) The event, attended by US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung, supported startups in Vietnam. A similar forum will take place in Can Tho on Thursday. Ambassador Osius said a start-up is a type of enterprise that can scale up quickly and is based on intellectual property, technology, and an innovative business model. Participants identified challenges and suggested ways to support the startup ecosystem by creating economic value and developing science, technology, art, and mathematics in Vietnam.... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - On November 1, US Embassy in Vietnam and Arizona State University co-organised a forum in Hanoi, aiming to promote the innovation campaign in the Southeast Asian country. US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius was visiting a pavilion on innovation and start-ups US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius said the event was designed to define challenges and seek solutions to support the startup ecosystem in Vietnam, while creating economic values and developing science, technology, art and mathematics in the nation. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung noted that the Prime Minister has recently approved a project to support the innovation startup ecosystem through 2025. He pointed out the attraction of foreign investment as the biggest challenge for startups and proposed the Government devise particular policies to assist investors in the field. This is the second innovation promotion forum hosted by Arizona State University, following the first event in 2015. A similar forum is scheduled to take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 3. A start-up is a type of enterprise that can scale up quickly, based on intellectual property, technology and an innovative business model. Under the national start-up development project, the Government will provide legal and financial support for around 2,600 start-ups across the country over the next decade. Speaking at the event, US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius stressed that innovation and creativeness is necessary for the future of both countries, expressing his hope that the event will…... [read more]

PANO - US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung addressed the first 2016 Maker Movement Promotion Forum in Hanoi on November 1. Speaking at the forum, the ambassador shared, “Entrepreneurship is about people, and the network they create to support their ideas, and move forward. The more people I meet, the more I am convinced that innovation is vital to Vietnam’s future.” Over the past time, the US Embassy in Vietnam has supported some financial source for entrepreneurship and innovation ideas in Vietnam, as well as attracted attention of foreign investors to innovation ideas and startup projects of Vietnamese young people, according to the ambassador. “The US is ready to take part in with Vietnam’s Government to support Vietnamese young people in entrepreneurship”, the ambassador stressed. For his part, the Vietnamese Deputy Minister noted, “Vietnam wants to establish an entrepreneurship ecosystem associated with innovation. The forum is part of activities to promote a entrepreneurship movement in Vietnam. Hopefully, the movement will develop widely and deeply in reality, evoking love of science among young people to science and encouraging them to apply science and technology to national development.” Organized by Arizona State University with support from the US Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, the forum aimed to connect entrepreneurs, small business owners, startups, educators, makers, and inventors with government representatives responsible for developing and administering innovation and entrepreneurship policies. During the forum, participants joined hands in identifying challenges and…... [read more]

Hanoi (VNA) – The US Embassy in Vietnam and Arizona State University co-organised a forum in Hanoi on November 1 with a view to promoting the innovation campaign in the Southeast Asian country. US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius said the event was designed to define challenges and seek solutions to support the startup ecosystem in Vietnam, while creating economic values and developing science, technology, art and mathematics in the nation. Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung noted that the Prime Minister has recently approved a project to support the innovation startup ecosystem through 2025. He pointed out the attraction of foreign investment as the biggest challenge for startups and proposed the Government devise particular policies to assist investors in the field. This is the second innovation promotion forum hosted by Arizona State University, following the first event in 2015. A similar forum is scheduled to take place in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 3. A start-up is a type of enterprise that can scale up quickly, based on intellectual property, technology and an innovative business model. Under the national start-up development project, the Government will provide legal and financial support for around 2,600 start-ups across the country over the next decade.-VNA... [read more]

JBAH grants scholarships to local students Duc Tam By Duc Tam – The Saigon Times Daily The Japanese Business Association of HCMC (JBAH) in collaboration with the Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN) last Friday awarded the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship 2014 to poor students with good academic performances in HCMC. The scholarships worth VND6 million each went to 40 students of HCMC University of Social Sciences and Humanities and HCMC University of Technology. JBAH General Secretary Isao Obayashi hopes the program will be extended to other universities next year. Intel Vietnam gives scholarships to female students *Intel Products Vietnam last Friday awarded the HEEAP Technical Vocational Female Student scholarships worth VND6.5 million each to 109 well-performing female students of 13 technology universities and colleges. Sherry Boger, general manager of Intel Products Vietnam, said the company is committed to supporting local students, especially female ones majoring in technology and engineering, and will extend the scholarship program in the next three years. The HEEAP Technical Vocational Female Student Scholarship was launched in 2012 as part of the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) funded by Intel Corporation, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Arizona State University, Siemens, Danaher, Cadence, National Instruments and Pearson.... [read more]

By Binh Nguyen - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Partners and members of the Higher Education Engineering Alliance Program (HEEAP) will convene a meeting in HCMC this week to decide more funding and measures to make this program move faster and develop next generation of Vietnamese engineers. The meeting was disclosed by Jeffrey S. Goss, director of Vietnam HEEAP and assistant dean of Global Outreach and Extended Education for Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. “Our initial resource partners Intel Corporation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided us US$2.5 million to start the project last summer. We will be announcing a large increase in the funding for the program,” Goss told the Daily last Friday, after Siemens announced US$71 million in-kind software grant to the program. The in-kind software grant will help universities develop the next generation of Vietnamese engineers in order to quench the thirst of companies for high-skilled employees in Vietnam. The software comprising comprehensive digital product development and digital manufacturing solutions will benefit the Hanoi University of Technology, Danang University of Technology, Can Tho University, HCMC University of Technology and the HCMC University of Technical Education. Erdal Elver, president and chief executive officer of Siemens Vietnam, said Siemens supported the universities in their education program as part of its corporate social responsibility committed to Vietnam. He expected the program would bring practical benefits to the universities and assist students with their career development. The software was provided by Siemens PLM…... [read more]




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